Ask any runner why they run, and you’ll get a variety of answers.
To feel free. To relieve stress. To feel alive. To have some peace and quiet. To think. To clear my head. To improve my health. To be alone. To be with other runners.
The list goes on and on, but rarely do any of us think that today’s run will be our last.
I’d never heard of Meg Menzies before this week, but I imagine that she ran for many of the reasons above. But when Meg left her house Monday morning for her run, everything seemed normal.
Until things changed.
If you’re not familiar with the story, Meg was hit by a drunk driver that morning and passed away. While her family is dealing with the loss, the running community around the country is holding them close today.
Because today, we are running for Meg.
Keep an eye on twitter today, and I’d bet you’ll see #megsmiles trending for most of the day. Runners across America are uniting and running in honor of a woman who’s life was ended way too premature.
In a way that, if we’re honest, could happen to any one of us.
So run today. Run a mile. Or a marathon.